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New York Times, Thursday, January 4, 1979

Author: Ruth N. Schultz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,649
Across Down
1. Landon : ALF
4. Rubbernecks : GAWKS
9. Coal size : PEA
12. Gas guzzler, possibly : CAR
13. Unflawed : IDEAL
14. Mail that bears the stamp of the past : ARMOR
17. Mil. officer : CWO
18. Sibelius's "___ Triste" : VALSE
19. Grenoble's river : ISERE
20. Chesapeake symbol : OYSTERSHELL
23. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
24. Do over a package : RETIE
25. Despise : HATE
26. Galileo's birthplace : PISA
27. Rosy visions : DREAMS
29. "___ a Secret" : IVEGOT
31. Russ. state : SSR
32. Commandment word : HONOR
36. Massey of Ziegfeld Follies: 1943 : ILONA
37. C.S.A. cheer : REBELYELL
39. Tycoon : MOGUL
42. Mountain mint : BASIL
43. L.A. athlete : RAM
46. Pavlova, e.g. : ETOILE
48. Strauss opera : SALOME
50. Lunch time : NOON
51. U.S. radio station in Berlin : RIAS
55. Inventor of dynamite : NOBEL
56. Freight weight : TON
57. Made the grade : RANGTHEBELL
59. Mrs. Longworth : ALICE
61. Yellowish-red : CORAL
62. Rita's home : RIO
63. Sinister looks : LEERS
64. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
65. Besmirch : TAR
66. Convene : SIT
67. Fitzgerald's Zelda : SAYRE
68. Foolish one : ASS
1. Pacts : ACCORDS
2. Brief writers : LAWYERS
3. Bakery worker : FROSTER
4. Advice to H.S.T. : GIVEEMHELL
5. Jewish month : ADAR
6. Be a deadbeat : WELSH
7. Buckwheat mush : KASHA
8. Accident-causer : SLEET
9. Household need : PAIL
10. Tongue-tied sounds : ERS
11. He "lives" in two continents : AMERIGO
15. Prayer : ORISON
16. Soprano Scotto : RENATA
21. Spanish relative : TIA
22. Aloha token : LEI
26. Senator from R.I. : PELL
28. Weep : SOB
30. Poem like "Do Not Go Gentle . . . " : VILLANELLE
33. Bird's beak : NEB
34. "___ and Julia," 1967 Swedish film : OLA
35. Common carriers: Abbr. : RYS
37. Undo : RUIN
38. Ice, in Stuttgart : EIS
39. Kind of block : MENTAL
40. Peter from Connemara : OTOOLE
41. Albatrosses : GOONIES
43. Kern musical: 1933 : ROBERTA
44. Earhart and Sedley : AMELIAS
45. Lady Chatterley's lover : MELLORS
47. Monroe enjoyed one : ERA
49. Goolagong maneuver : LOB
52. Andean sun worshipers : INCAS
53. Old marketplace : AGORA
54. Maverick : STRAY
57. Mark in music : REST
58. Hit show for Aquarians : HAIR
60. ___ de coeur (passionate appeal) : CRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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